Overall a 3.5 stars. Work/ life balance has been off as my stress level is effecting my life. Beni fits are hard to walk away from.
Social Service Tech 3 (Current Employee) – Hartwell, GA – August 12, 2018
Slow to hire help when needed. Work load and demands can be stressful. Benefits are good. Management are spread thin- 1 lead clinician to 3 offices. Case loads are extremely high and not enough time allows for demands.
poor upper management understanding of front line worker issues
Therapist (Current Employee) – North GA – June 20, 2018
The pay is low and all employees below upper management are treated as numbers and expendable. You are not given enough time off for the stress level of the work. The mission statement does not fit the way clients or staff are treated.
high productivity expected, low pay, minimal upper management recepiveness to feedback
Licensed Professional Counselor (Former Employee) – Demorest, GA – May 26, 2018
Pomp and speeches etc fanfare in orientation weeks builds up the company for new employees. Later on you see why because work load is a nightmare and management is blame and pass the buck except when CCO in the room. Then it's all kinds of love for clinicians. Then and only then. Which adds up to 2 hrs per month on average.
Health Service Technician (Former Employee) – Dahlonega, GA 30533 – April 30, 2018
I learned a lot about behavioral health. The trainings required were well organized, and were relevant to my job responsibilities. Management was well organized, and sincerely cared about the employees as well as the work being done.
Health Service Technician (Current Employee) – Dahlonega, GA – December 21, 2017
The hours are very long and stressful. The job is not physically demanding but is mentally challenging every second. You must be very patient and dedicated to working in mental health in order to succeed in this profession.
You have to be passionate about influencing the commuity in this setting
Clinical Intern (Former Employee) – Gainesville, GA – October 30, 2017
Avita provided me with a case load of clients who are in severe need of mental health with limited resources. This job provided good experience of impacting a challenging clientele, however I did not like the working environment. Many things at Avita needed updating from the carpet to the paint on the walls. Not a very clean working environment in my opinion.
SUDs Program Manager (Former Employee) – Gainesville, GA – May 12, 2017
More concerned about billable hours than care of the client. Pay sucks, but great benefits. Very political with management. The whole organization is a gossip mill. Keep to yourself (other than clients), don't look left, right or straight ahead... keep your eyes on the floor and walk through your day.
STATE CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Gainesville, GA – April 22, 2017
Avita is a great place to start off as a Pharmacy Tech. The environment is nice and calm. The staff are very nice and helpful including the patients. The pharmacy isnt the same as Walmart or CVS when the techs are the blame for everything. The pharmacist here take the blame and they care for their techs.
Nice calm and easy place to start off.
The pay isnt good and there will never be a raise.
Great people to work with but low benefits and high stress.
Support Cordinator and Academic Teacher (Current Employee) – Toccoa, GA – February 8, 2017
Individual centers are cool but over all the pay is low and stress is high. Staff feels underappreciated at times. Compensation is not given when promised and benefits are not part of the deal upon being hired.
Business model philosophy without care for clinical ethics.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 20, 2016
A typical day here will include 110% of your work day scheduled to maximize profit for the agency. Many times you will be overbooked and double booked. Professional clinical workers are treated like production line, assembly workers and are blamed for everything. This agency has a 40% turnover rate.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Hall County, GA – May 4, 2016
I worked there 5 years. It was a top-heavy environment where the clinicians made the money and the executives got the benefits. When I worked there, they had a quota system where you had to see 6.25 hours of clients a day (on average) or you were considered to be not performing on par (not even factoring in the various paperwork you had to do for the State). My last position was at a rural site. That crew was like a family to me. Those clinicians, staff, psychiatrist and nurse were all solid and seemed to care about each other and the clients as well. That team made work enjoyable. It appears that the new CEO is great, which I am happy for my former coworkers.
Quota system, Trainings Counted Against Your Productivity
Health Services Technician (Current Employee) – Dahlonega, GA – January 11, 2016
Working for this family was never a problem as they treated the staff as equals. Never felt taken advantage of as we were often included in outings and vacations even if it meant taking care of the patient while we enjoy the holiday!!